CLM4307 - Refuge Management Academy

Course CodeCLM4307
Course TitleRefuge Management Academy
Description Selection of participants in this Academy is determined by a nomination process from each Regional Office. PLEASE DO NOT APPLY HERE. Discuss attendance with your supervisor, who can then provide your name to the Region to be considered for nomination. If you are nominated, your Regional Office will notify you and NCTC will follow up with enrollment information.

The Refuge Management Academy provides an overview of the programs, policies, issues and mandates affecting the operation of the National Wildlife Refuge System.

  1. Demonstrate basic skills in communications, conflict resolution and negotiations, team problem solving and media relations.
  2. Identify the basic concepts and procedures for refuge compatibility determinations, refuge planning strategies, and refuge budgeting.
  3. Describe the National Wildlife Refuge System's role and responsibilities for endangered species, migratory birds, biological diversity, fire management, wilderness management, cultural resources, public outreach and visitor safety.
  4. From a historical and current perspective, describe FWS philosophy, policy, legal mandates and goals for managing the National Wildlife Refuge System.
  5. Identify various techniques, procedures and approaches that a refuge could develop and use in its resource management and public outreach programs.
Target Audience:
FWS staff new to the National Wildlife Refuge System (refuge operations specialists, wildlife biologists, outdoor recreation planners, and environmental education specialists). Note: Selection of participants is determined by a nomination process by each Regional office. Contact your Regional office to inquire how to be considered for nomination to the academy.
Delivery MethodInstructor Led
Non-FWS Fee$2,985.00
Instructional Hours112
Course Content ContactKristi Thiel;; (304) 876-7345;
Curriculum CategoryAcademies
Course FrequencyTwice per year
Registration CategoryNomination
Registration LinkLMS
College Credit NameSemester Hours
College Credit Value3
Extracted from DOI LEARN on6/20/2018 3:30:46 AM

Schedule:  CLM4307 - Refuge Management Academy